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CSPAN
Jan 25, 2013 11:00pm EST
choice for healthcare, and you can keep your private insurance you want it, at the time someone should have pointed out, wait a minute, if people don't have any choice what happens to their healthcare, their employer will decide. 200 million people have healthcare taken through employer paid insurance? so what choice do you and i if if we're working for dupont, what happens to our choices? now you know it costs a thousand per worker to insure a worker with health care and the government fine if you don't follow it is $2,000. so it's a perfect incentive to move more people off private insurance and health and human services as sebelius said, the private healthcare insurance industry is in a death spiral. of course they're in a death spiral. that the intention. if you eliminate then it's easier to move to singing-payer system which president obama has said, this is his goal and might take five, seven, eight, ten years. >> we're going next to ken and then alex and robert and then alicia, tom, chris, and lauren fox toned. >> i have to be out of here by 1:00. >> we will have a lovely lunch
CSPAN
Feb 1, 2013 11:00pm EST
. well, healthcare reform was a huge step forward, and there's a lot of fights in the states now about making sure that the states adopt medicaid expansion under the healthcare reform because that would provide access to health care for a lot of very low-income workers who currently don't have access to health care so that includes some domestic workers certainly in new york, one thing we're experimenting with is trying to create a dome workers specific health insurance program that lowers the cost of health care for domestic workers by limiting the number of facilities and trying to be creative how to keep the costs down. the reality is, even with reform, it's going to be a challenge to afford it for a domestic worker earning poverty wages. and finally, i'd say that immigration reform is a huge factor here as well because undocumented immigrants currently are not included under the affordable care act. so, to make sure that if we can actually create a road to citizenship for all of these workers, it actually expand, there's a way in which health care reform and immigration connects an
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